Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration
Geoff is relatively new to the Art World. Upon retiring from the workforce in mid 2013, he became time-rich and picked up his pencils again after a 24 year break.
Concentrating on the built environment, Geoff over the last few years has sketched a variety of subject matter including; heritage colonial buildings, jetties and structures, boats and vehicles and cathedrals. Geoff, in his sketches, is endeavouring to capture the atmosphere of these wonderful structures and how they relate to the community in their current context.
Recently being accepted into the Newcastle Art Society, Geoff intends to exhibit his work at the various shopping centre exhibitions and on the Society’s website. He is also a member of the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists.
Geoff work was published in the Artist Palette Yearbook, released in mid-December 2015.
His work can be seen on his Facebook page gjgsketching. Geoff regularly posts the sketch he is presently working on and it is interesting to watch the sketch grow as it is completed.
Geoff welcomes commission work. His most challenging project to date has been to sketch the seven helicopters used by the Hunter Valley’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, as part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations.
GRAPHITE WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN GRAPHITE